SB 711 – NC Compassionate Care Act

Primary Senate Sponsors: Sen. Bill Rabon (R-Bladen, Brunswick, New Hanover, Pender); Sen. Michael Lee (R-New Hanover); Sen. Paul Lowe, Jr. (D-Forsyth)


This bill:

  • Defines a series of terms related to cannabis.
  • Requires DHHS to issue registry identification cards to qualified patients/caregivers.
  • Establishes processes for the application for, and issuance of, registry identification cards.
  • Provides protections for the medical use of cannabis for registry identification cardholders.
  • Establishes the Medical Cannabis Production Commission and requires the Commission, in consultation with the NC Medical Care Commission, to adopt rules establishing qualifications and requirements for licensure of medical cannabis suppliers, for the production of medical cannabis by a medical cannabis supplier, and for the proper regulation of medical cannabis centers and cannabis products facilities operated by medical cannabis suppliers.
  • Requires the Medical Cannabis Production Commission to establish a medical cannabis supply system.
  • Establishes requirements for a Medical Cannabis Supplier License.


Filed – 4/7/2021